It’s a New Year, friends! With a new year, comes new possibilities and new adventures. What better way to jumpstart January than with a tea party brunch with dear friends. A tea party brunch offers a blank canvas for creativity in food and decor. Let’s take a look at some fun ideas for your next brunch tea party.
Beautiful levels of pretty tea plates will catch your guests’ eyes for your tea party brunch table. If you don’t have a tiered server, you can always create your own by turning over a small bowl and placing a dainty plate on top.
A cold-weather, wintery color theme is fun to experiment with. Whites and beiges lend themselves to a contemporary table design.
Fresh flowers or greenery from your garden soften your decor’s look and feel. Keep it delicate with baby’s breath, enchanting with rosemary sprigs, or clean and simple with a single flower in a vase at each setting.
For even more unique ideas on decorating your teatime table, check out this helpful article, Tips for Dinner Party Food Displays, which provides decorating tips such as setting a sprig of basil, pine needles, or an aromatic cinnamon stick at each table setting to add a bit of pleasing scent.
Tea Party Brunch: Treats for the Table
Fruit, cheese, crackers, and tortilla wraps are lovely selections for easy finger foods for your brunch tea party. Tortilla wraps are very versatile and can hold a number of mouth-watering combinations, such as roast beef, blue cheese, and arugula. Selections like this are fun to plate for your guests in an attractive design.
For a mouth-watering main-dish quiche recipe you can make from scratch, check out this Savory Squash Quiche with a potato hash brown crust. The sweetness from the potato is balanced wonderfully by the nutty and earthy flavor of the aged gruyere cheese. Spinach is used as a contrast in both flavor and texture. Its brightness and fresh flavor help to break up the dish.
To simplify your cooking strategy, consider picking up a premade quiche from your local market. Heating your quiche before guests arrive only takes about ten minutes, during which time you can be setting your table or brewing some tea.
I’m loving this stacked waffle cake recipe from Krista in her recent article. This treat is comprised of layers of golden waffles sandwiched with crème fraiche and topped with caramelized bananas and roasted hazelnuts. It’s a dessert suitable for cheering even the stormiest of days.
I thought it would be a clever recipe to adapt into finger food for our brunch tea party. With pre-made frozen waffles and caramelized thin-sliced bananas, you can assemble bite-sized versions of the waffle cake recipe, topping them with airy whipped cream and chopped hazelnuts.
Tea for Two (Or More!)
There are so many delightful teas to pair with your lovely tea party brunch menu. If you’d like to serve black tea, try the Royale Ceylon black tea. With hints of spicy sweetness and vanilla, you’ll find this tea full-bodied and robust for all types of preparation—hot or iced (hey, some folks like iced tea even in the winter!), with or without milk. This selection of tea is sourced from southern Sri Lanka from a family-owned estate.
Perfect for a new-year-new-you booster is the Strawberry Immunity herbal tea. This delicious strawberry echinacea herbal tea features a bouquet of favorite fruits, led by Team Strawberry. Tart and fruity deliciousness, tempered by a helpful dose of fresh echinacea and elderberry, this restoring blend is sure to warm you from your nose to your toes.
These cool-weather months are perfect for inviting your besties over for a cozy tea party brunch. Let your creative genius guide you when you are making your party plans.
Designing your soiree can be just as entertaining as the party itself. Now, go have a wonderful tea adventure, and I’ll see you back here next month!